Book flights from Manchester to Goa with Qatar Airways
There’s no excuse not to travel to Goa in award-winning comfort with Qatar Airways, with regular scheduled flights from Manchester, via Doha. Relax onboard in spacious seating as your every need is catered to by our attentive cabin crew. Our mouth-watering cuisine is just one of the award-winning services travellers can experience when they fly with us, and our modern aircraft will help ensure your journey is a supremely comfortable one.
Goa is renowned for its sandy beaches, swaying palms and clear blue waters. Its Portuguese colonial past can still be seen in much of the crumbling yet exquisite architecture. Nowadays, its inhabitants are hugely welcoming to visitors who flock here for an elusive taste of paradise on earth. Old cathedrals, gentle rivers and glorious waterfalls combine to make Goa a real treat for all the senses.
Arriving in Goa
Beloved destination of travellers from the west since the 1960s, Goa is one of the most relaxing and laid-back locations in the world. Famous for its beaches and a tropical lifestyle, it’s a warm, welcoming place that is continuing to grow into an internationally important tourist spot.
A unique blend of Indian and Portuguese culture gives it an eclectic feel unlike any other part of India. The best time to book a flight to Goa with Qatar Airways is between November and February, when the climate is mild. For a truly relaxing holiday that allows you to unwind and leave the pressures of modern life behind you, Goa is the perfect destination.
Without doubt the main attraction in Goa are its beaches. Soft sand, warm water that’s perfect for snorkelling and diving and a beach culture that encourages a more laid-back lifestyle attract visitors from all over the world. But Goa has plenty of other attractions, including a plethora of art galleries and museums charting the colonial history of the region, its culture and both traditional and modern art.
Across Goa there are several Butterfly Conservatories (at Rajnagar, Pisgal, Priol and Ponda), which are an enchanting way to spend a day. If you time your visit for the end of January, head to the international music festival at Elliot Grounds, Baga Bridge for two days of top quality acts.
Originally, Goa was known for its spice plantations, and a great way of discovering more about this fascinating trade is to take a spice tour at the Dudhsagar Plantation in Karmane.
Flights to Goa with Qatar Airways land at Goa International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Goa please check the visa and passport requirements.
Flying from Manchester
While most people fly to London Heathrow when travelling to the U.K., further north the rapidly expanding Manchester International Airport is becoming a powerhouse of aviation and air transportation.
Major expansion plans are underway, with the intention of making Manchester Airport a World Logistics Hub by 2030. The expansion could make Manchester one of the most important international airports in the world. Flights from Manchester with Qatar Airways link you to major destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Far East.
Transportation and parking
Manchester Airport has its own rail terminal, which is connected to all terminals using a Skylink moving walkway. A Metrolink service from Cornbrook station to the airport runs every 12 minutes.
The airport also has its own central ground transport hub - The Station - which connects buses, coaches and rail services under one roof. Over 300 trains, 100 coaches and 500 buses use the facility daily.
Short-stay parking areas are adjacent to each terminal, and a long-stay parking area is situated next to Terminal 2. There are also two ‘Jetparks,’ which are long-stay car parks approximately a mile from the terminals.
Arriving at Manchester
Flights from Manchester with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 2. This expansive terminal has 20 gates, 14 of which have air bridges. An expanded air-side departure lounge, improved security and a select choice of amenities makes this a very relaxed and comfortable departure point.
Facilities and amenities
The Escape Lounge in Terminal 2 offers a quiet, relaxing space to unwind before catching your flight. A selection of retailers offer everything from duty-free goods and high-end fashion accessories to books, magazines and travel extras.
The food court offers snacks, coffee and exclusive restaurants that bring culinary treats from around the world.